It is a glorious time here in Germany, even though students in Rheinland-Pfalz just got out of school, it seems, due to the staggered vacation scheduling (which I will probably post about in more detail later), students in Nordrhein-Westfalen are already heading back! This means that, even though everyone here is deep into vacation, there are school supplies everywhere! I love buying office and organizational supplies, even though I am one of the least organized people you will ever meet.
The Verlobter and I walked into Globus with his family, and after I managed to tear myself away from the 1€ bin, I was greeted with this beautiful sight.
I actually became so deeply engrossed that the Verlobter moved on without me, realized I was missing, and then started calling my name across the store. I hollered back that I would be awhile and he continued on.
I’m on a budget right now, so I unfortunately could not go crazy – and I just got 30 gel pens from Lidl, so I just picked up a teacher planner for my upcoming classes (still freelancing) and a set of desk organizer bins for my new gel pens and all the other crap I keep around and probably don’t need. I did spot some great notebooks however.
Desert-themed school supplies seemed to be quite popular this year, I spotted a display elsewhere that had macaron erasers, so this notebook wasn’t surprising. And “Enjoy Life” and “Be Happy” are decent bits of advice, but “Sweet Love” just strikes me as really awkward, so into the Awkward English section it goes.
I assume the other notebook is meant to balance out the sugary cuteness by being all dark and science-y, and what is more science-y then vomiting a random English word cloud onto a notebook meant for German school children. While writing this, I just noted that the word “vandalism” was included, and now I really want to know what text the stationary company used to generate this thing.
In an only slightly related note, Germans don’t seem to be that into mechanical pencils. In fact, they teach their children how to write with fountain pens. I’m going to have to pick up a jumbo pack of those cheapo Bic (or Target brand) mechanical pencils when I’m back in the US.
Just for funsies, I made a word cloud for The American Faultier using HTML5 World Cloud.